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Tribal Journeys Day celebration

Bellingham, Wash. - (Above) Lummi artist Ernestine Gensaw explained how to make a cedar canoe-bailer during the Tribal Journeys Day celebration July 7 at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Wash. The event celebrated the beginning of the annual Intertribal Canoe Journey and included a proclamation by local, state and federal officials recognizing the Coast Salish as the ''First Peoples of this Land and These Waters.'' (Left) The Samish canoe family waited for permission to come ashore. (Below) Children pointed in anticipation of the Lummi, Nooksack and Samish canoes' arrival.